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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:18 AM

Wednesday Toon Roundup 3-The rest



Taxes








War on Drugs



War on Christmas



Climate & Environment





Italy


Hockey



Bangladesh Fire


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Reply Wednesday Toon Roundup 3-The rest (Original post)
n2doc Dec 2012 OP
annabanana Dec 2012 #1
n2doc Dec 2012 #2
hedgehog Dec 2012 #3
A Simple Game Dec 2012 #4
Voice for Peace Dec 2012 #5
Auntie Bush Dec 2012 #7
Voice for Peace Dec 2012 #9
Auntie Bush Dec 2012 #10
TrogL Dec 2012 #6
Auntie Bush Dec 2012 #8

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:23 AM

1. ALWAYS kicktoons!. . . . . .n/t

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 11:48 AM

3. thank you!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:02 PM

4. Thanks for the toons. n/t

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:06 PM

5. Menhaden & the food chain

http://www.pewenvironment.org/campaigns/atlantic-menhaden-campaign/id/85899364506



The population of Atlantic menhaden surviving to one year has plummeted to less than 10 percent of historic levels and are now at a record low point. Despite this, hundreds of millions of menhaden are still hauled in and ground up, removed from their ecosystem each year, mostly to be used in fertilizer, pet food, feed for agricultural animals and farm-raised fish, and as dietary supplements for people.

By weight, more menhaden are caught than any other fish along the Eastern seaboard. A single company operates a fleet that each year scoops up about three-quarters of the entire East Coast catch—more than 410 million pounds annually. Most of that catch comes from the Chesapeake Bay, an important habitat for juvenile menhaden.

Scientists suspect that the ecological impacts of dwindling menhaden may be widespread. Studies of osprey and striped bass have revealed that menhaden has declined as a part of the diet of these predators. Striped bass are showing marked signs of stress, malnutrition, and disease. The shortage threatens the East Coast's marine food web and could cripple commercial and sport fishing industries. Striped bass fishing alone generates $6.9 billion and 68,000 jobs for the commercial and recreational fishing industries on the East Coast.

Despite its documented impact, menhaden fishing continues at levels that are destructive to the ocean ecosystem. Safe fishing targets have been exceeded every year but one since 1955. As a result, people who value our oceans, concerned scientists, and the Pew Environment Group called for a plan to conserve the last remaining menhaden. (more at link)

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:30 PM

7. Thanks, I didn't get this without your explanation/post.

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Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:00 PM

9. I didn't get it either, so I looked it up.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:57 PM

10. Thanks, I bet it helped a LOT of people.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:17 PM

6. I don't get the second one

Who's the guy in the suit?

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Response to TrogL (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:33 PM

8. Clinton...raised taxes and economy boomed.

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